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John Ryan Rossman is hugged by his dad, Capt. Ryan Rossman Friday at the Brainer

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Arriving in Brainerd a half-hour ahead of schedule, no one could blame the 27 soldiers of Higher Headquarters Co. 1-194th Armor Combined Arms Battalion (HHC 1-194 AR CAB) for being anxious to finally return home.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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